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Another view of the curved pier at Aquatic Park at the end of Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. The diagonal concrete pilings help to break the waves during high tides.  A low tide at sunset was required to get the shot looking right.  The extra long exposure gave this a smooth look.  A few big waves almost put my camera underwater but I held the tripod steady and took the hit in order to save the shot.  You only get one chance per night where the light is even enough to do this.  And I would have to wait a month for these conditions to happen again!

Another view of the curved pier at Aquatic Park at the end of Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. The diagonal concrete pilings help to break the waves during high tides. A low tide at sunset was required to get the shot looking right. The extra long exposure gave this a smooth look. A few big waves almost put my camera underwater but I held the tripod steady and took the hit in order to save the shot. You only get one chance per night where the light is even enough to do this. And I would have to wait a month for these conditions to happen again!

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